Thursday, October 1, 2020

Everything Google Announced at Its Pixel Event

Google’s fall hardware events are typically more understated than some of its competitors, lacking the theatrics of Samsung events, the iHype of Apple launches,...

Taiwan’s Digital Minister Knows How to Crush Covid-19: Trust

The US recorded its first coronavirus case on January 20, 2020. Taiwan recorded its first case the next day. Now, more than eight...

The Debate Was a Disaster. But Hey, Climate Change Came Up

Near the end of last night’s catastrophic “presidential” debate, moderator Chris Wallace lobbed a surprising question at Donald Trump: “What do you believe...

Anthony Fauci Has Some Very Good Reasons to Be Optimistic

In an alternate universe, where the WIRED25 event could safely have been held in person, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony...

The Coronavirus Dashboard Creator Has a New Target: Elections

The last nine months—the Long March of 2020—have been a litany of disasters: pandemic coronavirus, uncontrolled wildfires, punishing hurricanes and a derecho, paramilitary violence...

Which Apple Watch Is Best Right Now?

We Gadget Labbies all agree: If you have an iPhone, the Apple Watch is the best wearable to go with it. This year, Apple...

Facebook Merges DMs for Instagram and Messenger

One of the last major firewalls standing between Facebook’s family of apps is no more: Starting today, Instagram users can message people on Facebook,...

How to Watch Google’s Pixel Event Today—and What to Expect

Google has taken a reserved approach to its hardware and software launches since the pandemic began. Unlike Apple, which has held two, highly-engineered...

In an Odd Twist, Cleaner Air in China May Mean a Warmer Earth

Over the past 15 years, Chinese officials saved the lives of an estimated more than 200,000 residents by reducing the air pollution from...

The West’s Infernos Are Melting Our Sense of How Fire Works

Even as Knapp cranked the spigot, the swirling smoke he’d seen was fast accelerating, transforming much of the Carr Fire’s enormous lower plume into...
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